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Bills says see deadlock radio- won't |o wjlh and about j arrival of of a Ei- | "I we have Industry, Union Join in Talks flash 3 MEW YORK CAP) -- Tho first joint peace talks between industry industry and union since the start of the nationwide steel strike open here today under the auspices of federal mediators 1 . Joseph F. Finnegan, director of: the Federal Mediation and Concili-i ialion Service, reiterated hi.s warn-! ling that no early or easy settle- j I men! of the 13-day-old strike ap- I ' pears likely ; Finnegan. who arranged Hie joint talks last, week, said on hi.s j from Washington Sunday : night: "They can't settle this strike by not talking." Heading the negotiating learn? for today's talks are David J. McDonald, McDonald, president of the United Steel-workers- of America, and R. Cora'ad Cooper, executive vice j president of Ihe United Stales Steel Corp. ' The strike of 500,000 members of ! the United Slcehvorkcrs has shul i down plants that produced almost f DO per cent of the nation's steel. The stoppage has idled an estimated estimated 78,000 employe.? in other industries, industries, with railroads the hardest hardest hit. The union's demands include a!-hour package increase in each year <vf a new contract, plus fringe benefits. The industry, rejecting the demands, contends that an increase in labor costs would force a rise in steel prices and thus- helip spur inflation. The union contends thai industry profits profits and increased productivity make a wage rise po.s-siblc without a price increase. Prestrike wages averaged $3.10 an hour. Total will be ph cno recenl Rased I, the indicated the in ID.")?. One indicated is a wheat also grain overall .sustained record increase indicated 28 soil of cotton Corn States bushels, record .")7 is last Males, compared percent Much acreage in .soybeans. the soil released

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 27 Jul 1959, Mon,
  3. Page 8

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